An Incurable Academic. Memoirs of a Professor by Torsten Husen

By Torsten Husen

In those memoirs, Torsten Husen, Professor Emeritus of schooling on the collage of Stockholm, conveys a desirable photo of the educational global from the l940s onwards and of the intense advancements in schooling and psychology. Professor Husen is an across the world stated specialist on tuition affairs. because the first holder of the Chair of academic examine on the Stockholm college of schooling, he turned deeply interested in coverage study tied to the varsity reforms and his study and writing have without delay affected the global debate at the constitution and content material of secondary and top secondary education. He was once a founder member of the overseas organization for the review of academic success (IEA) and as Chairman of the Board of the overseas Institute for schooling making plans (IIEP) in Paris he turned more and more all in favour of academic difficulties within the constructing international locations. this is often an account of a notable guy whose commitment to analyze into academic difficulties all over the world may be an notion to others

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I have to a large extent used the same literature as Husen. That fact, together with the similar nature of the material, means that the survey I have already made is very much like Husen. That fact, together with the similar nature of the material, means that the survey I have already made is very much like helped me to establish syntheses, personality profiles and typological differences . . I am obliged to state that I had reserved a sphere of research and done much preliminary work on the topic, but that this has not been respected!

I would obviously have welcomed the fact that somebody would continue where I had left off . . Cederblad ends by saying that he has nothing against me personally, but that it is a question of preserving the right of priority in scholarship. His reaction came as a complete surprise after all the goodwill he had shown me—even after I had told him at an early stage that I intended to work the material that had been collected into a thesis. A friend of Cederblad's tried to console me by saying that my thesis had given him something on which to lay the blame for his own unfinished book.

I had the opportunity to test that assumption when the same questions on reading habits and reading interests were put to whole age group intakes of new national service recruits to the Army that same year. Unfortunately my work Preparing to Become a Professor 39 on that material had not been completed at the time my thesis was presented. I attached a report on it to a memorandum I submitted to the Faculty at the end of the academic year. The grading of my thesis was based, as was customary at that time, on both the quality of the thesis itself and on my defence of it.

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